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Fairs and Festivals of Assam

The fairs and festivals of Assam are a fine reflection of the state's jest for life. Indeed, the people of Assam are a merry lot who lose no opportunity to celebrate. So, it is not surprising to see the festival calendar packed with a variety of fairs and festivals in Assam that attract visitors from all over India as well as international destinations.

Right from yearly fairs like the Ambubachi Mela to the Rongali Bihu Festival, there are many popular festivals in Assam to speak of. The fact that Assam is a melting pot for varied races and cultures adds more to its appeal. So it's needless to mention that the Assam festivals have their roots in a varied number of faiths and beliefs.

For centuries, the people of Assam have been celebrating all major fairs and festivals of Assam with equal enthusiasm and fervor. The spirit of togetherness is so well reflected by the fairs and festivals of Assam that one is often left mesmerized. So, if you time your visit well, you can surely be a part of some of the most celebrated fairs and festivals in Assam.

Apart from regional festivals, the people of Assam also celebrate all the national festivals of India. From the lights of Diwali to the patriotic colors of Independence Day, you can see them all in Assam, India. So the next time you travel to Assam, time your visit in a way that you are able to be a part of some of its most colorful Assam festivals.

Take a look Famous Festivals  Assam

Bihu Festival

One of the most significant festivals in Assam, Bihu Festival of Assam is celebrated with pomp and gusto by the Assamese people. Keeping aside their caste, creed, faith, religion, and belief, all people come together and delight in Bihu festivities.

Three types of Bihus are celebrated in a year - Bohag Bihu (hope for a good harvest), Kaati Bihu (cutting & binding of grains), and Magh Bihu (harvesting season of grains).

Majuli Festival

Majuli Festival is among the most beautiful fairs and festivals of Assam. Cultural activities are held in which people take part in large numbers. Traditional troupes from different regions of the country visit Majuli to represent their culture through various talents. Exhibitions are organized that give Assam artisans and experts a platform to showcase their handicrafts and authentic clothing and wooden showpieces. 

Ambubachi Festival

Celebrated in the Kamakhya Temple of Guwahati, Ambubachi Festival is celebrated during the monsoon. Several rituals take place with Tantric rites and the doors of the temple remain shut for three days. People believe that the earth becomes impure for three days. On the fourth day when the temple finally opens, devotees can enter the temple for worship. 

Tea Festival

Assam is known for its vast tea estate and thus, celebrates the Tea Festival to glorify its tea production. The state of Assam produces some of the finest quality of tea ever tasted and ranges from black tea to white tea to green tea.

Jorhat is called the Tea Capital of the World and celebrated this festival in Assam in November. It lasts for three days and gives visitors a chance to taste the different charities of tea leaves. 

Baishagu Festival

Bodo Kacharis of Assam revel in the Baishagu Festival. It is one of the famous fairs and festivals in Assam observed in the month of Bohag (April) of the Assamese calendar. It is celebrated in Baishagu in Assam during which traditional Bagurumba dance is performed.

People of all ages join this dance while young men play traditional instruments like sifung, kham, and tharka. Folk songs are sung and specially prepared chicken and local rice beer (zou) are offered to Lord Shiva or Bathou.

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List of Fair and Festivals in Assam

Start Date: 21/11/2021
End Date: 24/11/2021
Majuli, Assam

One of the major festivals that draws visitors from far and near is Majuli Festival in Assam, the gateway to the Northeast. The Majuli festival is... read more»

Start Date: 11/02/2021
End Date: 17/02/2021
Kaziranga National Park, Assam

The State of Assam organizes one of the largest elephant festivals in India for the purpose of conservation and safeguard of Asiatic elephants. The... read more»

Start Date: 15/01/2021
End Date: 15/01/2021

The Magh Bihu festival of Assam is celebrated with great fervor by its entire populace. Characterized by merry making and feasting, this festival... read more»

Start Date: 14/04/2021
End Date: 16/04/2021

A traditional aboriginal ethnic festival celebrated in Assam, Bohag Bihu is also known as Rongali Bihu and it marks the beginning of the Assamese... read more»

Start Date: 22/06/2021
End Date: 26/06/2021
Kamakhya Devi Temple, Guwahati

Ambubachi Mela is a Hindu fair held at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam. It is among the biggest festivals of eastern India and the most... read more»

Start Date: 15/01/2021
End Date: 15/01/2021
Jorhat district, Assam

The Tea Festival is held in the district of Jorhat in the northeastern state of Assam in India. Jorhat is well-known for its extensive tea gardens,... read more»

Start Date: 17/02/2021
End Date: 21/02/2021

The Ali Ai Ligang Festival, also known as Ali-Aye-Ligang is celebrated in Assam, India. Most of the tribal festivals celebrated in Assam, are... read more»

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Assam, Northeast India

The Dehing Patkai Festival is celebrated in the eastern part of the northeastern state of Assam in India. The Dehing Patkai Festival in Dehing is... read more»

Popular Cities of Assam